December 2, 2017

A tourist visiting Cebu City for the first time may well be turned off by some of the city sites. The city has several world class resorts, hotels, beaches and dive sites. It also has some areas of the world’s most devastating poverty. Cebu City is the capital city of the Cebu Province and it is the second largest city in the Philippines following Manila. I always feel at home in the city and lived in the city before building my home in the rural Cebu Province of Camotes Islands. Cebu City is a mix of the old and new, rich and poor, good and bad and pretty and ugly. There is also the mix of clean and really dirty or filthy. The rule for anyone going to Cebu for the first time is to not make a snap judgment.

My first trip to Cebu City was in February 2004. I went to the Philippines to meet a girl (Judith) now my wife. I flew into the Cebu-Mactan Airport and was met by Judith and one of here sisters. My flight started in Florida and the last leg of the flight was from Hong Kong. The Cebu International airport is just a little outdated, but very functional. Once outside of the airport doors I saw waves of people waiting to meet people coming off of the flight from Hong Kong. The airport was not all that busy when I arrived and I think my plane was the only arriving flight at the time. As people from my flight walk outside of the airport door they were bombarded with shuttle, taxi and V-hire greeters, all trying to get a fare. I met Judith just outside the airport doors. She, her sister and I all jumped into an old Kia Taxi and we were off to my hotel.

The taxi was old and not very well maintained. The Air conditioner didn’t work and the window wouldn’t go down. Of course that didn’t matter as I couldn’t close the door because the door latch was broken. So, I got lots of air. The hotel was about a 30 minute drive from the airport. As we traveled the city streets I saw crowded sidewalks made even more crowded by the many sidewalk vendors and street vendors. Some of the roads we traveled were moderately maintained while others were in very poor condition. The roads were crowded with many types of cars, but mostly Kia’s and Hyundais. There were also a lot of Jeepneys, a Philippine traditional method of travel. A jeepney looks like a stretched army jeep with a hardtop and a large cargo area used for two benches for passenger seating. Jeepneys are normally painted with several different colors and lots of chrome. Many of the jeepneys are poorly maintained and most have bald tires and the braking systems may be questionable. Also, there were lots of small motorcycles.

After traveling just a few minutes I decided that the most dangerous vehicle in …

An essential to the well-dressed professional or the well-put together man playing a round of golf is a well-fitted shirt. While the professional gifts a lot of time creating a businesslike and trustworthy appearance, a poorly fitted shirt can ruin the entire effect. On the other hand a person who feels that fashion and good looks do not have to stop at the office, then a custom shirt can even give a casual outfit a sense of style and the man an effortlessly well dressed appearance.

Most men spend a lot of time and money on assuring their business suits and dress pants are fitted exactly to the corporate or business climate and the exacting standards a professional must meet in terms of appearance. However, formerly there were only two options to buying a shirt to fit with their suit or dress slacks and that was tailor fitted and made, or off the rack shirts. While tailor made and fitted shirts were usually above standard in terms of quality of fit they were also very expensive. Off the rack, shirts were more affordable but usually poorly fitting and mass-produced.

The New Alternative – How to Buy A Custom Shirt Online

A good online store, which features mens shirts, will make it as easy as possible for even the busiest of individuals to buy a custom shirt online and to this end, online ordering tools simplify matters.

The first screen should present the man with a choice of fabric types with cotton being the best quality and most comfortable choice for most men. Patterns and colors may also be chosen at this time. Once the fabric has been settled on, the online tool will then lead the purchaser to yet another screen where it is time to choose a style for the custom shirt they are designing.

A custom shirt is exclusively made to the individual's styling and size and the first step is to choose a type of collar and cuff for the custom shirt. Whether it is a wide cutaway collar or a set, of French cuffs, the person chooses each detail of the shirt and onscreen photo examples are available to help a man choose the right style for their purpose.

Next, the screen will show the buyer how to pick their measurements and there should be three ways to exactly fit the shirt to the man. The first is to send in a well fitting shirt to the company and have a new shirt made to those measurements. This is great for those who do not trust their own measuring. Alternatively, a man or woman can measure each part of their body, or of a well-fitted shirt and input the information into the form to create their custom shirt. The various ways are provided to ensure that it is as easy as possible for the busy person to achieve the results they desire with the least expense and annoyance.

The last step is to choose a fitting …